Laura Bechtiger is a PhD student in Clinical Developmental Psychology and a doctoral research associate in the Risk & Resilience research area of the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at the University of Zurich, and also studied at the University of Padua, Italy. In her bachelor’s thesis, she reviewed the literature on the effectiveness of mobile-app health interventions. In her master’s thesis, she examined bidirectional associations between sympathy and friendship quality in adolescence using the COCON study on Competence and Context. Generally speaking, Laura is interested in research at the intersection of developmental, clinical and health psychology and especially in the influences of social relationships on normative and non-normative developmental processes in children and adolescents.